Prior to joining Hillwood, Nick was with the North Carolina Department of Transportation where he served as the Rail Operations and Facilities Branch Manager. Previously, he was the Senior Project Manager of Industrial Projects at Jacobs, an international architectural and engineering company, and the Director of Economic Development at BNSF Railway, managing the implementation of rail-served logistic parks and centers across BNSF’s network. 

Nick is a graduate of the University of Illinois, with a degree in Civil Engineering, he also received his MBA from UT Arlington. He is a licensed professional engineer and earned his Project Management Professional Certification from Project Management Institute.  


  • The University of Illinois – Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • The University of Texas at Arlington – Master of Business Administration